Lambert Wilson

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Lambert Wilson (born August 3, 1958) is a French actor. He is recently known for his portrayal of The Merovingian in "The Matrix" movies.

Wilson was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, the son of Georges Wilson, who is an actor, theatrical manager and director of the Theatre National de Paris. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/12/Lambert-Wilson.html Lambert Wilson Biography (1958-) ] ] Wilson is of half Irish and half French descent.Fact|date=September 2008

Wilson screen tested for "The Living Daylights" (1987) for the role of James Bond, appearing in test footage opposite Maryam D'Abo (the Bond girl in "The Living Daylights") as Tatiana Romanova, re-enacting scenes from "From Russia with Love" (1963). Wilson was also featured in a series of Calvin Klein ads featuring Christy Turlington for Eternity in 1991, as well as a poster ad for Eternity in 1998.

Wilson released the album "Musicals" on the EMI label in 2004, with John McGlinn conducting Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. It features him singing songs of the American Musical Theatre catalogue, those well-known ("Maria" from "West Side Story", "There But For You Go I" from Lerner & Loewe's "Brigadoon", "The Cafe Song" from "Les Misérables", "Johanna" from Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd"), rare ("Love Song" from Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner's "Love Life", "It Must Be So" from Leonard Bernstein's "Candide", and "Silly People," which was cut from Sondheim's "A Little Night Music"), and those in-between ("Finishing the Hat" from "Sunday in the Park with George", "You Do Something to Me" from Cole Porter's "Fifty Million Frenchmen", "Never Will I Marry" from Frank Loesser's "Greenwillow").

He has directed stage presentations of Alfred de Musset's "Les Caprices de Marianne" starring Laure Marsac at Paris' Bouffes du Nord as well as Racine's "Bérénice" starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Didier Sandre at Avignon then Chaillot.

Filmography

* "Julia" (1977) - Unknown
* "Lady Oscar" (1979) - Un soldat insolent
* "La Boum 2" (1982) - Félix Maréchal
* "Five Days One Summer" (1982) - Johann Biari
* "Sahara" (1983) - Jaffar
* "The Blood of Others" (1984) - Paul
* "Rendez-vous" (1985) - Quentin
* "El Dorado (1988 film)" (1988) - Pedro de Ursúa
* "Jefferson in Paris" (1995) - Marquis de Lafayette
* "The Leading Man" (1996) - Felix Webb
* "Marquise" (1997) - Racine
* "On connaît la chanson" (1997) - Marc Duveyrier
* "The Last September" (1999) - Hugo Montmorency
* "Jet Set" (2000) - Arthus de Poulignac
* "Don Quixote" (2000) - The Duke (Made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Yates)
* "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) - The Merovingian
* "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003) - The Merovingian
* "Timeline" (2003) - Lord Arnaut
* "Pas sur la bouche" (2003) - Eric Thomson
* "Catwoman" (2004) - Georges Hedare
* "Palais Royal!" (2005) - Prince Arnaud
* "Sahara" (2005) - Yves Massarde
* "Coeurs" (2006) - Dan
* "Flawless" (2007) - Finch
* "Dante 01" (2008) - Saint Georges
* "Babylon A.D." (2008) - Dr. Arthur Darquandier
* "The Lazarus Project" (2008) - Avery

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